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The Real Hangover: Ed Lover Tells The Story Of His Wild Night Out With Mike Tyson (Video)

Ed Lover is best known as one of the hosts of Yo! MTV Raps in the late-1980s and early-1990s. However, the Queens, New Yorker has worn many hats over the years including rapper, actor, radio personality, and even dance innovator. His prominent positions in TV and radio have allowed him... Read more

Viktor Vaughn’s Return Spells DOOM For Low Budget MCs (Audio)

It's Tuesday, meaning that for the foreseeable future, DOOM is going to be dropping villainous verses. Today, he laces "Notebook #5" with the return of Viktor Vaughn. Heads may recall that this was one of many MF DOOM personas during one of Hip-Hop's greatest comeback strides, in the early 2000s.... Read more

Oddisee Is Having The Best Year Of His Career & The Great Music Keeps Coming (Audio)

In February, Oddisee's The Iceberg (below) helped forecast a great year for Hip-Hop. One of Mello Music Group's flagship artists followed up the stellar 2015 effort The Good Fight with another conversation piece about self-care, race relations, and the modern American immigrant family experience. The 15-plus-year veteran multi-threat shows that... Read more

DOOM Drops Rhymes Like Old Shoes On His Latest Notebook Release (Audio)

DOOM's The Missing Notebook Rhymes series pushes onward. The fourth installment in the Adult Swim weekly campaign is just that: "Notebook 3." The Supervillain cracks his composition book and pulls out some verses that appear to be in that trademark stream of consciousness. DOOM Revives KMD With A Jay Electronica... Read more

Sean Price & DOOM’s Collabo May Be The Most Rugged Hip-Hop Song Of The Year (Audio)

There is nothing that can make up for the loss of Sean Price. The Brooklyn MC who was a vital part of Heltah Skeltah and Boot Camp Clik, as well as a formidable solo artist, was one of a kind, both in his gritty Rap style and his unorthodox sense... Read more

Masta Killa Is Releasing A New Album. Method Man & Redman Join Him On His 1st Single (Audio)

Wu-Tang Wednesday, indeed. Already today (December 14), Heads have heard from Method Man, who joined Juelz Santana, Jadakiss, and Redman on "Ol Thing Back."  Now, fans have even more new material from the legendary MC, this time in conjunction with fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Masta Killa and, once again, longtime... Read more

Run The Jewels Release The First Single From RTJ3 & It’s Another All-Out Assault (Audio)

It has been two years to the month since Killer Mike and El-P released RTJ2. The pay-if-you-wish encore set from the Atlanta-to-Brooklyn super-duo came at a time where both MCs' careers benefited from each other, and making some of the biggest music of their lengthy tenures. RTJ3 now appears upon... Read more

Big Boi & Killer Mike Conjure Up Some Of That Dungeon Family Magic On “Born To Shine” (Video)

Late last year, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram) released their self-titled debut EP. The major label hybrid featured two guests: Skrillex and Run The Jewels. One half of R.T.J. is Killer Mike, who 15 years ago, burst on the scene as one of the strongest branches of the Dungeon... Read more

“Rubble Kings” Album Features Ghostface Killah, Run The Jewels, Bun B & More (Stream & Download)

Back in June, Heads got a serious history lesson with the release of Rubble Kings, a documentary exposing the real-life events in '70s New York City that led to the formation of what we now recognize as Hip-Hop culture. Now, the highly acclaimed film has an official soundtrack, featuring new... Read more

DOOM & Ghostface (DOOMSTARKS) Release a Tribute to New York That’s as Grimy as It Gets (Audio)

For the last several weeks, Adult Swim has been releasing a series of singles that match the edginess and counter-cultural themes of its vaunted series. Songs have spanned multiple genres and artists, including Skrillex, Sia and Danny Brown, and forthcoming tracks will feature Flying Lotus, Run the Jewels, and more.... Read more

Bad Day For Super Heroes, Black Dynamite TV Series Cancelled After 2 Seasons

"Black Dynamite," the Adult Swim animated adaptive series following the action film ran for two seasons. Film director and writer Scott Saunders joined actor Michael Jai White for the cartoon, including vocal contributions from Kym Whitley ("The Boondocks") and Tommy Davidson ("In Living Color"). After some cult acclaim—especially by Blaxploitation... Read more

Picture Everything Great & Wrong About the ’80s in One Video Set to Wu-Tang Music (Video)

New York City-based store Turntable Lab and Adult Swim's "TV Carnage" have come together to mash-up some '80s and early '90s-skewed pop culture, with a Hip-Hop slant, in quite a cool way. Part DJ-themed, part VJ-themed, the resulting "War Inna Discoteca" is expertly beat-matched and synchronized to the instrumental from... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Killer Mike vs. Cee-Lo Green…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Action Bronson & Killer Mike Battle Each Other On A Treadmill & Stuff Gets Broken (Video)

Adult Swim is highly in-tune with Hip-Hop. That's probably why the show-turned-network-turned-label released Killer Mike's R.A.P. Music back in 2012, which ultimately led to Run The Jewels. With that said, Adult Swim's "The Eric Andre Show" premieres tonight, at 12:15am (which, is really tomorrow morning). The comedic variety show shared... Read more

Mike Tyson as a Crime Fighter? Watch His Animated Debut (Video)

Adult Swim premiered their new animated series Mike Tyson Mysteries earlier in the week and they've made the full episode available online. Iron Mike fights crime, Scooby Doo-style. Check out the video and a description of the series below. Here's Adult Swim's description of Mike Tyson Mysteries. In Mike Tyson... Read more

Aaron McGruder’s Black Jesus Series Prompts Protests & Scholarly Discussion

One week from today (August 7), Aaron McGruder's "Black Jesus" will arrive on Adult Swim. The "Boondocks" creator's latest venture is a satirical look at Jesus Christ, returning to physical form, as a Black man. With the trailer already out and stirring up both promotion and controversy, not everybody is... Read more

It’s Official. Iron Mike Tyson is a Super Hero Courtesy of Adult Swim (Video)

In addition to the return of Aaron McGruder via his new Black Jesus series, Adult Swim is launching a show featuring Iron Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson Mysteries will portray Tyson as an idiosyncratic problem solver with some super human powers (namely, his fists). As with most Adult Swim fare, it... Read more

Aaron McGruder’s Coming Back, But Not to the Boondock’s. Get Ready for Black Jesus (Video)

Leave it to Aaron McGruder to make his return to TV a project that makes The Boondocks look like a kiddie show. The creator of one of the most controversial comics ever is one-upping himself with his latest foray, Black Jesus. Just like it sounds, the series will focus on... Read more